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Electric Arc Protection - Nomex®

Electric Arc Protection - Nomex®

In order to choose adequate protective clothing, the potential incident heat energy (in units of energy per surface area) caused by an electric arc and to which a worker may be exposed, needs to be calculated in a thorough risk assessment.

Nomex® Moisture Management Benefits

Nomex® Moisture Management Benefits

Fabrics and garments made of DuPont™ Nomex® help enable light-weight solutions with excellent moisture management.

DuPont Protection Technologies at the A+A trade fair: expanded protective clothing portfolio for still more safety and comfort

DuPont Protection Technologies at the A+A trade fair: expanded protective clothing portfolio for still more safety and comfort

Tyvek® 500 HV high visibility coverall, updated Tychem® portfolio and new Tyvek® IsoClean® clean room range – 50 years of Tyvek®, Nomex® and Kevlar®

Nomex® & the Thermo-Man® Test

Nomex® & the Thermo-Man® Test

DuPont™ Thermo-Man® is a life-size mannequin equipped with 122 heat sensors dressed in test garments and exposed to a flash fire with temperatures rising up to 1,000°C.

Engine Efficiency for Lower CO2

Engine Efficiency for Lower CO2

DuPont is working with automakers to develop materials that help optimize engine efficiency. Focus areas include heat and friction management, exhaust gas recirculation, and re-imagining turbocharger technology or injection systems for mainstream vehicle production.

High Performance Materials

High Performance Materials

Many of today’s vehicle system environments are like a pressure cooker of aggressive chemicals. Very few materials have the right combination of characteristics to withstand that kind of severe treatment. DuPont is at the forefront of the development of the latest generation of high performance materials.

Alternative Drive Vehicles

Alternative Drive Vehicles

As alternative drive vehicles evolve, the challenges only multiply. DuPont is working with automotive manufacturers to help them improve efficiency and range in today’s hybrid and electric vehicles, and further the development of the fuel-cell powered vehicles of tomorrow.

Vehicle Safety Solutions

Vehicle Safety Solutions

DuPont vehicle safety solutions help increase safety across the whole automotive value chain, from employee safety on the production floor to driver and passenger safety on the road.

Nomex Innovation Highlights release

Nomex Innovation Highlights release

Recognising the importance of innovation, quality and authenticity, DuPont, leaders in personal protection, will be displaying a range of its partners products that have received the respected ‘DuPont™ Nomex® Innovation Award’ at this year’s A+A show.

CNN profiles Nomex® and a Formula I racing suit

CNN profiles Nomex® and a Formula I racing suit

Being approached by CNN, an internationally renowned television network, requesting to profile Nomex® and a Formula I racing suit, is an extraordinary example of the power of the Nomex® brand.

Dupont Launches Next-Generation Multi-Hazard Protection – Nomex® MHP

Dupont Launches Next-Generation Multi-Hazard Protection – Nomex® MHP

With a global reputation for innovation and development in inherent, multi-hazard protection for a variety of thermal hazards, DuPont Nomex® MHP fabric will be on display on the DuPont booth at this year’s A+A (Hall 05-A40). This fabric represents the next-generation of protection against heat and flame, arc flash and small molten metal splashes for industrial areas.

Protection in Action with Dupont™ Nomex® 3DP Fabric

Protection in Action with Dupont™ Nomex® 3DP Fabric

Nomex® 3DP outer shell fabric from DuPont; will be on display on the DuPont booth at A+A 2015 (Hall 05-A40). The fabric provides high protection and comfort levels, improving the safety of the wearer by extending escape time in situations when every second counts. The fabric is the latest innovation from DuPont.

New 48h Express Service for Dupont™ Nomex® - Launched at A+A 2015

New 48h Express Service for Dupont™ Nomex® - Launched at A+A 2015

Visitors to the DuPont booth at A+A 2015 will have access to a new, easy order and swift 48h delivery service for selected high quality garments made with DuPont™ Nomex® and a show ‘Offer’ with discounts available to make the latest in protection even more affordable.

Dupont™ Nomex® Thermal-Industrial Innovation Awards Bring Innovation to the Forefront at A+A 2015

Dupont™ Nomex® Thermal-Industrial Innovation Awards Bring Innovation to the Forefront at A+A 2015

DuPont Protection Technologies will showcase the winners of the DuPont™ Nomex® Thermal-Industrial Innovation Award at this year’s A+A (Hall 5, Stand A40). The safety, security and health at work international trade fair with congress takes place from 27th October to 30th October 2015 in Düsseldorf.

New DuPont™ Nomex® 3DP

New DuPont™ Nomex® 3DP

The new Nomex® 3DP outer shell fabric includes intelligent Flux Technology. Building on over 40 years of successfully keeping firefighters safe, this new patented outer shell fabric is the latest innovation from DuPont and completes its Nomex® portfolio. Its integrated fabric technology provides extended escape time and gives extra seconds of wearer safety in situations where every second counts.

UK & NYFD firefighters mark 9/11 with golf tournament

UK & NYFD firefighters mark 9/11 with golf tournament

Firefighters from UK and New York fire services recently came together for a competitive golf tournament in memory of the firefighters who lost their lives during the September 11th attacks.

Find Britain in your DuPont™ Nomex® turnout gear

Find Britain in your DuPont™ Nomex® turnout gear

Who knew that each time you put on your Nomex® fire fighter turnout gear you might be wearing a little bit of British history? Whilst Nomex®, the fibre that provides the heat and flame protection in turnout gear, is manufactured and distributed the world over, its roots are in Great Britain.

FEU Conference Round Up

FEU Conference Round Up

The FEU (Federation of the European Union (FEU) Fire Officer Association) Conference was buzzing with the atmosphere of excitement, with attendees enthusing about the benefits of the meeting. Here’s what some of the attendees had to say

Time is of the Essence

Time is of the Essence

Time plays a crucial role in the protection cycle of PPE and so it is important that firefighters consider how their garments behave and interact with the wearer during and after these events to ensure they take the correct course of action and are properly protected.

Nomex® Wash & Care Recommendations

Nomex® Wash & Care Recommendations

Garments of DuPont™ Nomex® fibre can be cleaned by home or industrial laundry or dry cleaning. The following suggestions will help keep your garments looking their best and optimise their wear life.

Protecting Nomex® Production

Protecting Nomex® Production

The DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program is a carefully-selected network of customer-oriented and progressive weavers and garment manufacturers in Europe who adhere to the rigorous quality controls of DuPont for their fabrics and garments. A unique label on the garment aids identification and provides customers in Europe with a quality mark from reputable suppliers who offer genuine products with Nomex®.

DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program

DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program

The DuPont™ Nomex® Partner Program is the answer to those in Europe who seek innovative protective solutions from a trusted value chain. DuPont™ Nomex® Partners, identified with the Nomex® Partner seal, are carefully selected for their commitment to ethical principles, strong quality and innovation orientation, and detailed knowledge of end user needs.

Nomex® Garment Weight Benefits

Nomex® Garment Weight Benefits

Typical protective fabrics made of Nomex® fibres can be up to 40% lighter than cotton and cotton-blended fabrics which were treated with flame-retardant chemicals.

Nomex® Label Program

Nomex® Label Program

The DuPont™ Nomex® Label Program assists European customers in identification and providing a quality mark from reputable suppliers they can trust to offer products with Nomex®.

Electric Static Discharge Protection Nomex®

Electric Static Discharge Protection Nomex®

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can lead to the generation of sparks with energy levels sufficient to ignite possible surrounding vapours, aerosols of flammable liquids or dust particles, leading to an explosion.

Chemical Splash Protection Nomex®

Chemical Splash Protection Nomex®

Chemical hazards can occur in conjunction with thermal hazards, such as accidental splashes of chemical products onto protective clothing, or through leakages of chemical products.

Para-Aramid Fiber & Firefighting Gear

Para-Aramid Fiber & Firefighting Gear

A DuPont quality assessment project tests how the content of para-aramid fibres in a flame and heat-resistant fabric may impact the fabric’s performance.

PPE Round Table Debate on Heat Stress

PPE Round Table Debate on Heat Stress

DuPont hosted a Round Table Debate at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue headquarters to encourage a discussion about topical issues regarding PPE in the Fire and Rescue sector. Part 1 of the debate focuses on heat stress.

Fireman Equipment Q&A

Fireman Equipment Q&A

View questions and answers DuPont receives about fireman equipment.

Nomex® & Thermal Protection Performance Test

Nomex® & Thermal Protection Performance Test

The Thermal Protection Performance Test measures the thermal protection level of a fabric.

Nomex® for Performance Durability

Nomex® for Performance Durability

Garments made of Nomex® fibre have helped protect firefighters for decades. Continuous exhaustive testing proves that they excel in the long-term retention of their heat and flame protective qualities.

Nomex® for Lower Wear-Life Cost

Nomex® for Lower Wear-Life Cost

Today’s firefighters need to be able to optimise budget vs. performance, without compromising on safety. For decades DuPont™ Nomex® fibre has demonstrated lasting protective performance, while helping to minimise repair and maintenance costs.

Nomex® for Heat Stress Protection

Nomex® for Heat Stress Protection

Heat stress is a dangerous condition in any situation, but for firefighters it can be especially life threatening. In fact, heat stress is the number-one cause of casualties among firefighters. Nomex® fibre helps reduce heat stress due to its higher air permeability.

Nomex® for Extra Seconds of Safety

Nomex® for Extra Seconds of Safety

Extensive testing shows that Nomex® fibre has remarkably low heat transfer. Under flash fire conditions, it helps provide firefighters valuable extra seconds of safety when they’re needed most.

Cost Effectiveness of Nomex®

Cost Effectiveness of Nomex®

DuPont™ Nomex® fibre is a highly cost-effective solution in terms of cost per wear thanks to its exceptional durability.

CE Regulations for Nomex® PPE

CE Regulations for Nomex® PPE

CE marks, norms and regulations are important criteria when choosing Personal Protective Equipment.

Gatwick Airport Fire & Rescue Service Chooses DuPont™ Nomex®

Gatwick Airport Fire & Rescue Service Chooses DuPont™ Nomex®

With employee safety a top priority, Gatwick Airport Fire & Rescue Service has now invested in new turn out gear made from DuPont™ Nomex® that allows firefighters to work safely and effectively in hazardous environments.

DuPont Launches Online Nomex® Garment Catalogue

DuPont Launches Online Nomex® Garment Catalogue

Recognising that today’s customers are always looking for quick, simple and convenient solutions, DuPont has launched its new Online Nomex® Garment Catalogue – a dedicated site that showcases a complete range of garments containing Nomex®.

Nomex Partner Programme for A+A Launch

Nomex Partner Programme for A+A Launch

DuPont is internationally renowned for its high-quality, intelligent flame resistant fibre, DuPont™ Nomex®.

Nomex Innovation Highlights release

Nomex Innovation Highlights release

Recognising the importance of innovation, quality and authenticity, DuPont, leaders in personal protection, will be displaying a range of its partners products that have received the respected ‘DuPont™ Nomex® Innovation Award’ at this year’s A+A show.

DuPont launches next-generation multi-hazard protection: Nomex® MHP

DuPont launches next-generation multi-hazard protection: Nomex® MHP

With a global reputation for innovation and development in inherent, multi-hazard protection for a variety of thermal hazards, DuPont has announced the launch of the new Nomex® MHP fabric – Multi-Hazard Protection. It represents the next-generation of protection against heat and flame, arc flash and small molten metal splashes for industrial areas.

DuPont at Interschutz 2015

DuPont at Interschutz 2015

DuPont unveils latest innovations in fire, chemical and biological protection at Interschutz 2015 DuPont Protection Technologies presents its leading DuPont™ Nomex® heat and flame protection, DuPont™ Tyvek® and DuPont™ Tychem® chemical and biological apparel offer for the emergency response services at Interschutz 2015. Exhibiting in Hall 12, Stand E37

The Road to Automotive Innovation

The Road to Automotive Innovation

Today’s automotive design professionals must resolve competing needs: greater fuel economy, CO2 emissions reduction, lower costs, and improved performance, safety, and comfort. DuPont’s integrated global application development teams focus on eight automotive themes to guide the development of innovative, science-driven solutions.

Materials for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Materials for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

DuPont Automotive has the broadest range of high-performance materials for hybrid and electric vehicles, which play an ever more important role in helping to reduce carbon emissions and dependence on petroleum. With its deep application expertise, DuPont helps automakers quickly develop more efficient, safer, lighter vehicles.

Nomex® Brand Filtration Quality Partner Programme

Nomex® Brand Filtration Quality Partner Programme

The DuPont™ Nomex® Brand Filtration Quality Partner Programme is a carefully-selected network of EMEA customer-oriented felt producers and bag manufacturers whose felt/bags pass stringent quality control of DuPont and who are empowered to provide ideal products and services to asphalt, cement and metal industries.

DuPont Round Table at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue HQ – Part 2

DuPont Round Table at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue HQ – Part 2

DuPont hosted a round table debate at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue headquarters to encourage a discussion about topical issues regarding PPE in the Fire and Rescue sector. Part 2 of the debate focuses on breakopen and cost vs. wearlife.

Nomex® for Hot Gas Filtration

Nomex® for Hot Gas Filtration

DuPont™ Nomex® spunlaced filter helps to dramatically reduce lead particle emissions in a glass industry production filter.

Hot Gas Filtration Cement Industry

Hot Gas Filtration Cement Industry

In the cement industry, DuPont™ Nomex® KD helps provide better filtration and dust retention, with greater reliability at lower energy and material costs.

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